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Old 05-10-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
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Seat riser question

Installed 2" spacer from 4wheel parts and think it is great. Only did driver side because main passenger is 13 yr old daughter and think lower is better for air bag and safety. Yes it is pretty obvious one seat higher. Opinions? Go ahead and raise the passenger seat or leave it stock till she is older? Will 2" really make difference for air bag? She is 4' 8" and about 90 lbs. thanks for input.

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in my opinion i would think the 2 inch raise would make it safer for your daughter

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What year TJ?

98-02, (IMO) don't really need the lifts unless you are very tall, but would probably be unsafer for the daughter.

03-06, leave the spacers out for a few years. You can put them in now and I doubt that it would matter much, but Jeep lowered the seats in 03 for airbag considerations and I'm not sure what testing results drove them to do that...It MAY be better to raise the seats (especially the passenger side), but I'm not sure.
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It is 04. I heard the seats were lowered for safety.My vison is so much better with risers and after sitting in both seats I will probably go ahead and raise the passenger side to match.It "feels" better. Seat is usually all the way back and Warn winch and bumper should soften any blows . Can't find any test data from the experts to back claim it is safer lower.
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Yeah, I didn't look to hard, but I couldn't find any "proof" either. I think they made the airbags pop a little slower and are compensating by lowering the seats.

I did a 1" raise on my 06 and the difference is huge. Best 60 dollar mod I've ever done!!
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